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Celtic Announcements for 2/1/16

We start off with a little news from the world of Celtic Sport!

 

The girls basketball team would like to invite the entire student body to tonight’s home game vs. South Salem at 6:45. The Celtics are currently ranked 7th in the state, while South Salem is ranked 1st. The winner of tonight’s game will have the inside track to winning the league title, something McNary hasn’t done since 2010. We need your help in packing the gym and making tonight’s game a true home court advantage. There will be limited throw back gear given out students who attend, but there is a limited supply so be on time!

 

Celtic Crazies and all other fans of Winter Sports, please be advised that props are no longer allowed at games. Please feel free to dress up, but leave all of the props at home. 

 

Anyone who is interested or plans on participating in Track and Field this year please attended an important meeting. Wednesday February 10 at 2:30pm in the Main Gym.

 

There will be a meeting TODAY at 2:30 in room 210 for everyone interested in playing softball this year. We will discuss the paperwork needed, tryout information, and expectations for those who tryout.

 

On Sunday McNary had 13 Cadet Wrestlers participate in the Cadet State Tournament.  We had seven out of the thirteen place.

1st-=Brayden Ebbs

2nd- Blake Norton

3rd-Brooke Burrows, Nick Hernandez, Blaine Croucher and Joe Collins

4th-Isaiah Putnam

Way to represent!  Come support McNary Wrestling at their last home dual and senior night this Thursday.  We will also be wrestling off for the district title.   It will be the first time wrestling under the new spotlight!  Come be a part of a new tradition!

 

Those interested in Girls Golf, please join us for a meeting on Friday, February 5th at 2:20 in the upper gym.  Please bring a friend!

 

Attention all baseball players...  There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday February 3rd at 2:30 in room 243.  If you are planning on trying out for baseball this spring, please attend.  If you are unable to make it, please see Coach Keeker in room 243.

 

In other news…

 

Over the Weekend, Future Business Leaders of America had their Willamette Valley Regional Conference at Stayton High School. 

McNary’s FBLA team was very successful and came away with many awards:

Beau Retiz placed 1st in Accounting I

Dillon Branson placed 1st in Accounting II

Cade Goff placed 2nd in Accounting II

Kolby Barker placed 1st in Economics

Beau Retiz placed 2nd in Economics

Sam Hernandez placed 2nd in Introduction to Business

Cade Goff placed 1st in Personal Finance

In team events, Marc Baiza, Hakam Nagra, and Jordan Epping placed 1st in Entrepreneurship,

                      Kolby Barker, Britt Kiser, and Tyler Sorenson placed 1st in Sports and Entertainment Management

                                And Tyler Ellertson and Josiah Gilbert placed 2nd in Sports and Entertainment Management

 

If you are interested in learning more about participating in McNary’s Future Business Leaders of America club speak to Mr. Lomax in room 216 or come to the next meeting on Wednesday February 10th at 2:30pm in room 216.

 

Did you ever want to work at Jamba Juice? Well they’re hosting a Job fair at the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce from 12 -4pm on Thursday. You just need to go online @ JambaJuice.com and fill out an application and then bring it to the event.  

 

Talent show auditions are after school in Borresens room and we will also be accepting recorded auditions on flash drives, CD's, emailed recordings of your talent.You can turn those in as late as Friday through Friday. Brittany Brown is in charge of this year’s Talent Show, but if you have any questions you can talk to Mr. Borresen.

Starting this week we are doing a fundraiser for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Your 5th period class has a box to collect money starting tomorrow morning during 5th period. The class that collects the most money will win a pizza party. Second place will wint a cookie party and the third place will win a candy party. MMMMmmm sounds good-- you have until the 19th of February to collect.  

Seniors and Juniors may renew their parking passes beginning February 4th. In order to be eligible to get a parking pass you must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and 90% attendance for first semester. Semester  1 parking passes will be honored until February 18th. Semester 2 parking passes must be purchased by February 18th. Students without parking passes will be subject to school policy regarding parking on campus without a valid pass. 

Celtic Announcements for 1/12/16

There will be a financial aid on-line application workshop in the McNary High School library from 6-7:30pm TONIGHT Jan. 12th.  The online application process opened January 1st.  Don’t miss out on student financial aid by missing deadlines. Representatives from local colleges along with McNary staff will be on hand to assist.

 

Finals Week Coming Soon - January 26th, 27th, and 28th are the final days of the first semester and the grades you have after that day are the grades that go down on your transcript. So, please take advantage of all the help you can get from your teachers, classmates, and tutors to get caught up and show the world that you know how to do A - level work.

 

“CTEC has openings in both Manufacturing and Construction for second semester.   Applications are being accepted through the end of 1st semester.  Juniors and Seniors only.  Students should see their counselor or go to the CTEC website:  ctecsalemkeizer.com,  and fill out an application.”

 

The library will be closed to students after school TODAY 1/12, we know you will all be crushed so please plan accordingly.

 

Auditions for McNary’s Annual Talent show will be happening on January 19th and February 2nd! We’re looking for any Celt who has something special to share with your school. Cash Prizes will be available so be sure to bring your song, dance, comedy act, acrobatics or whatever it is that you do so well - to our Auditions on January 19th and February 2nd - More info coming soon.

 

The Fine Arts department is offering a Brand New Class second semester…Guitar Class!  Students will have the opportunity to learn to play the acoustic or electric guitar, the ukulele or the electric bass.  Please see Mr. Taylor in the choir room if you are interested.  You DO NOT have to own an instrument to be considered for the class.

 

On that NOTE…if anyone has a guitar laying around the house…please consider donating it to the class!  Take it down to Uptown Music for the Play it Forward Guitar Drive…for every five guitars donated, Uptown will buy a BRAND NEW GUITAR to the school!  Thanks for your support!

 

Winter Sports are in full force right now. Be sure to check out a Basketball game, Wrestling Match, or Swim Meet in the next couple weeks and lend your voice to a crowd of Celtic Supporters.

 

Celtic Crazies and all other fans of Winter Sports, please be advised that props are no longer allowed at games. Please feel free to dress up, but leave all of the props at home. 

 

This Friday January 15th at 3:30 in the library, Kinsey McNaught and Matt Aguilar will be signing letters of intent for next year.  Kinsey will sign to play softball at Whitworth University and Matt will sign to play baseball at Lane Community College.  If you are available, please join us to celebrate their achievements.

 

The Trout Fishing Club will be this Wednesday after school. We will be learning to tie different types of knots for different trout fishing situations. We will also be introduced Fly-fishing guide Hank Patterson. You don’t want to miss it! Room 237 with Mr. Keeker.

 

The McNary FBLA Group will be having another meeting on January 13th. Be there or be square

 

“ Dreamers’ Club meets today at 2:30pm in Room 140.  See Ms. Reyes for more information”

 

Hey, listen up FBLA Members. The Online Testing period is now open. It is a requirement for all FBLA members, so come into Mr. Lomax's room and come talk to him about taking your online test in his classroom. 

 

Latino Club is now meeting on Tuesdays at 2:30 in room 144

 

*Gamers and gamer wannabes can stop by room 140 after school on Tuesdays to learn to play the exciting game of HeroClix.

 

 

Celtic Announcements for 12/10/15

The office will be closed over winter break.  If you need your proof of enrollment for the DMV, please come by the main office by December 18th.
 
 
 Friday, December 11 - 7pm - A Christmas Carol: Live Radio Play 
Tuesday, December 15 - 7pm - McNary Band Winter Concert
Come help support the McNary Band for what will be a wonderful evening of Winter celebration.
Thursday, December 17 - 7pm - McNary Orchestra Winter Concert
The students of McNary's multiple orchestras will take the stage to celebrate the holidays with strings.  
Friday, December 18 - 6pm - Sing We Now of Christmas
McNary's Choirs will present a night of delightful song, hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction beginning at 6pm with a concert at 7pm.  Tickets $10 for the whole evening.  Reserved seating only.  Tickets available on mcnaryhs.ticketleap.com
 
“Ready to break the myths about DACA students? Ready to organize events to raise awareness around immigration?  Dreamers’ Club meets every Wednesday, 2:30pm, in Room 140.  See Ms. Reyes for more information”
 
 
Weight workouts begin today and will be every Mon., Wed.,  and Fri. from 2:45 pm– 4:15pm
 
I wanted to see if it would be possible to get some of your videography students to come to 6:30am jazz rehearsal one morning and help our group put together a video to advertise our upcoming Jazz Night fundraiser and concert on Saturday, January 23rd.
 
McNary’s GSA, the Gender & Sexuality Alliance, is moving. Same place, Mr. Everitt’s room 258, but now on Wednesdays. Come join us for fun, fellowship, and discussion of modern gender and sexuality issues.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Give a special holiday greeting to your friends, family, and loved ones this year with a special note in the December issue of The Piper. For TWO dollars, leave a lasting message for the ages in the pages of The Piper. Going on NOW, find the table in the commons during lunch to submit your message.
 
Celts, please take some time to think about what you place in the school’s recycling containers. These recycling baskets are for paper, plastics, and aluminum only. Anything with food debris on it, or anything that’s glass or plastic film should not be placed in these containers. Please help keep trash out of the recycling so we can achieve World Class Status when it comes to recycling.   
 
Latino Club is now meeting on Tuesdays at 2:30 in room 144
 
Do you want to help raise money for a good cause, help people with cancer, have fun, and make friends while doing it?  If you do, the Relay for Life Team is for you!!  Come to the meetings in room 156 at 2:30 pm and see what our club is all about.  We look forward to seeing you there on Thursdays.
 
*Gamers and gamer wannabes can stop by room 140 after school on Tuesdays to learn to play the exciting game of HeroClix. Pit your team of Marvel superheroes against an opponent of DC superheroes. Mix and match your teams. Hang out with great folks and Mr. Somerville! Come play HeroClix! It’s like chess with superpowers. Bring a friend!
 
*The Salem Free Clinic offers medical services to families that can’t afford Health Care Coverage. Currently they are looking for student volunteers to help them provide these services to our community. If you are interested in committing to at least one 4 hour volunteer session a month you should pick up an application in the front office and get involved. This is a great way to earn Community Service hours and get exposure to careers in medicine. 
 
 
 
*FAFSA Info Sessions
Jan. 7th and 12th –  on-line drop in sessions 6-7:30
*All times are 6-7:30 in the Library
 
*World of Work students will be selling Otis Spunkmeyer cookies during A and B lunches on Wednesday and Thursday this week.  The cookies are 50 cents each or 3 for $1.
 
Ready to break the myths about DACA students? Ready to organize events to raise awareness around immigration?  Dreamers’ Club meets every Wednesday, 2:30pm, in Room 140.  See Ms. Reyes for more information”
 
 
*"A message from yearbook: Ok, procrastinating seniors, it turns out that the yearbook team loves you, so we are extending the deadline for senior pictures to January 1st. So get your senior picture in! Hand-outs are available in the main office and info is also at the McNary website on how to upload your senior picture. Or see Ms. Wilkinson." 
 
 
Clubs 2015/16
1. Art Club.
-Purpose- Primarily creating and completing murals around the school.
-Advisor (Kohley).
-Room # 153.
-Meeting day/time- Tuesday’s at 2:30
 
2. Rotary Interact Club
- Works closely with Keizer Rotary to lead community service projects around the city. We help rotary with previously planned events, as well as lead our own projects with support from rotary. There are also opportunities for students to visit rotary meetings once a month. It’s a GREAT way for students to meet their service hour requirements!
Advisor’s name
-Derick Handley, formerly Brad Lomax but now TBA
The room number where the club meets
-242
The date or day and time the club meets
-1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month in the fall, every Tuesday after Spring Break @ 2:30.
 
3. Anime Club
 
-A place for fans of Anime and Manga to gather, watch videos, create art and play games.
            -Heimerdinger
-Room #53
            -TBD for this year, but probably every other Tuesday at 2:30 – 3:30.
 
4. German Club
-Promote/learn about German-language, culture, etc. (Open to all)
-Liz Secor
-Room #219
 
 
5. Islander Club
-Purpose is to nurture the community of islanders and their sympathizers
-Laura Reid
-Room #142
-Tuesdays and Fridays at 2:30pm
 
6. French Club
-Learn about French culture
-Marc McAvoy
-Room #133
-Wednesdays or Thursdays at from 2:20-3:00PM
 
7. AWARE Club
-Educating our community for the prevention of Sex Trafficking
-Tracy Rhoades
-Room #156
-Tuesdays from 2:30-3:15PM
 
8. McNary Thespian Society – Troupe#1501
-Honor society for Theatre students (Open to all)
-Dallas Myers
-Auditorium
-Every other Friday
 
 
9. Nerd Lounge Club
-Playing and learning to play the game HeroClix, engage in adventurous gaming
-Mr. Somerville
-Room #140
-Wednesdays after school
 
10.                       Clubs for AFJROTC (5)
·   Color Guard
-Pays honor and tribute to the nation by displaying the colors at events
-Major Garcia
-Portable #63
-Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00am-7:00am
 
·   Drill Teams (Armed Drill)
-Performs and competes in precision drill at various events around Salem
-MSgt Ellis
-Portable #63
-6:00am-7:00am
 
·   Drill Teams (Unarmed Drill)
-Performs and competes in precision drill in the Cascade Mtn. League
-MSgt Ellis
-Portable #63
-Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 6:00am-7:00am
 
·   Fitness Club
-Enhance physical strength and conditioning.
-Major Garcia
-Portable #63
-2:45pm-4:00pm
 
·   Air Rifle Team
-Competes in the Cascade Mtn. League
-Major Garcia
-Portable #63
-Time/Date TBD
 
11.                       Latino Club
-Learn about Latino culture
-Patricia Faris
-Room #144
-Date/Time TBD
 
12.                       Quidditch Team
-Sharon Torres
 
13.                       Gay-Straight Alliance
-Jeremy Everitt
-Room #258
-October 22nd, 2:30pm on Tuesdays
 
14.                       Frisbee Club
-Deanne Bello
-Wednesday after school
 
15.                       Relay for Life Club
-Lori Hunt
-Room #156
-Thursdays at 2:30
 
16.                       FBLA- Future Business Leaders of America (?)
-Brad Lomax
17.                       Dreamers Club (?)
-TBD
 
 
 
 

Celtic Announcements for 12/9/15

McNary’s GSA, the Gender & Sexuality Alliance, is meeting in Mr. Everitt’s room 258, TODAY. Come join us for fun, fellowship, and discussion of modern gender and sexuality issues.
 
Do you want to help raise money for a good cause, help people with cancer, have fun, and make friends while doing it?  If you do, the Relay for Life Team is for you!!  Come to the meetings in room 156 at 2:30 pm and see what our club is all about.  We look forward to seeing you there on Thursdays.
 
Do you need help with your math or science classes?  After school tutoring will begin is going on now, at 3:15 pm in the cafeteria.  Bring your assignments, homework, or just some questions you have.  For the rest of the semester, tutoring will be available in the cafeteria every Monday and Thursday afternoon at 3:15 pm 
 
 
*World of Work students will be selling Otis Spunkmeyer cookies during A and B lunches on Wednesday and Thursday this week.  The cookies are 50 cents each or 3 for $1.
 
Ready to break the myths about DACA students? Ready to organize events to raise awareness around immigration?  Dreamers’ Club meets every today, 2:30pm, in Room 140.  See Ms. Reyes for more information”
 
The office will be closed over winter break.  If you need your proof of enrollment for the DMV, please come by the main office by December 18th.
 
*"A message from yearbook: Ok, procrastinating seniors, it turns out that the yearbook team loves you, so we are extending the deadline for senior pictures to January 1st. So get your senior picture in! Hand-outs are available in the main office and info is also at the McNary website on how to upload your senior picture. Or see Ms. Wilkinson." 
 

Celtic Announcements for 10/2/15

Students will need to fill out a very short form to be approved in order to attend college visitations in the Connection Center.  Applications can be picked up and returned in the main office.  Students will receive the approved or denied form within 24 hours and that will be their ticket to attend the event in the connection center or auditorium depending on the number in attendance.

Juniors - Today is the very last day to sign up for the PSAT and ASVAB with your Social Studies Teacher.  The PSAT is free to all sophomores and $16.00 (non-refundable) for everyone else.  The cost is free for the ASVAB, but hurry there are only a limited amount of seats!

Also, if you have not already paid the bookkeeper, please stop by her window today!  The deadline for your payment is NEXT Thursday, October 8th.

 

For all those students who are either signed up for, or would like to get more information about the Washington DC trip this Spring Break, there is a student meeting in Mr. Kirch’s room, 245 Wednesday after school from 230-245.  Swing  by to find out what this trip is about and to ask questions.  Everyone is welcome.

 

*Are you interested in playing on McNary’s Boys Basketball team? There will be a  basketball meeting in Coach Kirch’s room, 245, Thursday after school from 230-240. Make sure you show up and learn more about the upcoming season.

 

*“ILEAD Youth Summit is set for the 1st Saturday in November!

Celtics are invited to join 150 high school students from Marion and Polk Counties for this 1-day event.  The theme this year is "Superheroes 101". Learn communication, leadership, goal-setting and other skills during workshop sessions that apply to your life right now! Join in the crazy large group games, Justice League missions led by college students and our evening festivities which includes a LIVE DJ & dance, campfire & s'mores plus more. School buses pick up at all Salem Keizer high schools for this FREE event.

For more information, pick up an application in the Main Office and look up our website for all the details!”

 

Attention Celts! Monday the 5th and Monday the 12th we will be on the B-Day Schedule! In case you missed it, on weeks where we have no school on Friday the B-Day classes will meet on Monday instead of Friday. Please be aware of the change in schedule, this coming Monday the 5th and Monday the 12th will be B-Days.

 

Celtic Announcements for 10/1/15

Do you want to help raise money for a good cause, help people with cancer, have fun, and make friends while doing it?  If you do, the Relay for Life Team is for you!!  Come to the meetings in room 156 at 2:30 pm and see what our club is all about.  We look forward to seeing you there on Thursdays.

 

Remember last years Powder Puff game? This year's McNary High School’s Annual Powder Puff Game is fast approaching, and if you are wanting to go, mark your calendar, because the game is on October 14th at 6:30p.m. The cost for attendance is $3.00 with ASB, and $5.00 without ASB. make sure to Support the science department by attending this annual fundraising event.  Go lady Celts!

 

The child care provider at Clear Lake Elementary is looking to hire high school students who are interested in working with kids for their before and after school care. The hours are from 730-900 and 330-500, 5 days a week.  If you are interested, please contact Salem Child Development Center at 503.363.9821. Thank you!

 

 

What are you doing this upcoming Spring Break?  Would you like to experience Washington D.C up close and personal in a once in a lifetime opportunity?  if you are interested in visiting amazing places like the 9/11 pentagon memorial, the arlington national cemetery, the vietnam war memorial, and so much more , contact Mr. Kirch in room 245 for more information.  Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to explore our nationals capital with other students from across the country!

 

Just a reminder!!! The bookkeeper does not give out change unless you are purchasing something so please bring small bills for the snack/water machines.

Also, The price of the snacks have gone up so make sure you look first before you put in your dollar and it is really $1.10.

 

https://vimeo.com/39211275

Flesh Movie Trailer.  A glance into the tricks pimps use to lure unsuspecting children into sex trafficking. Pimps look and act like people who love you. Victims are nice people who are betrayed.  Pimps terrify victims with drugs, mind control, threats to harm their family. A pimp will flash money and an extravagant life of love and care to lure a victim in and after they’ve learned everything about the victim they will use all their intimate information against them to humiliate and control absolutely every aspect of their lives to make them always uneasy and afraid.

(play aware club video)

AWARE Club will start October 6th 2:30-3:15. PLEASE RUN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT THE LAST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER.

 

The cafeteria is looking for servers for both lunches.

If you are interested, you would need to be able to get out 5 minutes early from class prior to their lunch period. Servers receive a lunch at no cost.

 

Also, Free and reduced applications need to be turned in soon. If you have not filled out an application for this year you will need to turn one in soon. A new one must be filled out every year. The cut off date is fast approaching.

 

*Attention Celts! Monday the 5th and Monday the 12th we will be on the B-Day Schedule! In case you missed it, on weeks where we have no school on Friday the B-Day classes will meet on Monday instead of Friday. Please be aware of the change in schedule, this coming Monday the 5th and Monday the 12th will be B-Days.

 

*Could you please add to the announcments that if a student has a release on their schedule, they need to pick up their release card from room 157.   They need to have filled out and gotten their green form signed by their counselor first.

 

*All wrestlers not in a fall sport: there will be a pre-season meeting Thursday at 2:30 in room 159 to discuss pre-season conditioning. See coach Goin or Coach Ebbs if you cannot attend.

 

*Clean up after yourselves at lunch. Unfortunately A-Lunch students have been leaving behind so much trash that B-Lunch students are forced to deal with dirty tables and lots of litter. If everyone took care of their mess than we would all have a better experience. Please give a hoot and don’t pollute.

 

*Declare your curiosities and follow them. Join “The Write Club” where we make authors Curious? Meetings begin October 8th in room 140 @ 2:30.

 

*McNary will be visited by a slough of Universities over the next few weeks. If you want to get connected with any of these schools then make a point to head to the Connection Center when they’re here. The next three visits are California Baptist on the 30th @ 9:30, Oregon State on the 7th of October @ 11:15, and Eastern Oregon on the 12th @ 1:00. Stay tuned to learn who’s coming next.

-Hawaii Pacific 10/22 @ 9:00, George Fox 1:00 am

 

*A quick update on tardies.

First three weeks 2014—1909 Tardies

First three weeks 2015—1300 Tardies

 

*Convincing Win over North Salem in Conference Opener

Keizer, Oregon - September 25, 2015

Shore’s hat trick lifts Celts over North Salem in convincing win at home to open Greater Valley Conference play.

 

McNary came to play attacking with purpose from opening whistle.  The Celts put multiple dangerous crosses and shots on goal in the first few minutes.  In the 5’ minute Jessy Shore opened the scoring with a shot from outside placed over the keeper.  Ten minutes later in the 15’ minute Shore put a ball across goal that was finished in the lower right corner by Kayla Evans.  In the 19’ minute Gina Munguia put a hard shot on frame forcing a save by the North Salem goalie that was cleaned up and finished in the lower corner by Jessy Shore.  In the 27minute Abby Smith carried the ball through the midfield with multiple combination passes, and was fouled inside box resulting in a penalty kick.  Smith finished the PK in the lower right hand corner giving the Celts a 4-0 lead heading into the half.

 

North came out in the second half with some fight, and began to test the Celts defense.  In the 58’ minute North capitalized on a free kick with a driven shot into the upper left corner of the goal from just outside the box.  The Celts showed composer, stuck with their game plan and in the 68’ minute Shore completed her hat trick with an unassisted goal in the upper left corner.  

The final score of the match was McNary 5, North Salem 1.  

JV final score McNary 5, North Salem 0.

Game Photos: https://www.facebook.com/McNaryGirlsSoccer

The next game for the Celtics is away at West Albany next Friday, October 2.

 

Will you help MEN inspire boys and teens to SING in Salem-Keizer?  Read on!

 

My name is Jim Taylor and I am the Director of Choirs at McNary High School in Keizer, Oregon.  I am also a proud member of Male Ensemble Northwest, a collective of educators, conductors and professional singers from throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho.  Our mission is to inspire young men to engage in singing as both short and long term pursuits…to explore their artistic, creative and emotional talents in their schools, churches and community choral opportunities.  I am pleased to announce that our newest member is Will McLean, Director of Choirs at South Salem High School.

 

MEN traditionally present four major festivals during the school year across the Northwest and this October 17, we will be at McNary High School to work with the boys and young men of the Salem-Keizer District.  In the early planning stages with my high school colleagues we decided that we wanted to do something incredibly unique.  The demographics of our district present financial challenges to some schools and many students so it became our goal to make the event FREE to all participating boys.  In that spirit, three of our high school’s choir booster organizations have committed $1,000 each and one middle school an additional $500 so that $3500 of the $7500 cost of the event are covered.  We are now asking our community, our supporters and those who appreciate the positive impact of the choral arts to join us in rounding out the experience for the participants.  All additional donations will go toward providing a set of music for each singer (which will become a song in their school music library), lunch and snacks for the full-day event, and a Festival T-Shirt for each participant.  If we are fortunate enough to surpass those expenses our first order of business is to reimburse the Title I schools for their travel so that their budget for other choral opportunities is not impinged upon.

 

I would encourage you to watch our video of The Steady Light on YouTube by following this link:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTZZ0OVZbB4

 

As you listen, may I ask you to focus on the final bit of text, which states:

 

               “Those who go before…hold high the steady light that shows me where I am.”

 

Twenty-nine years ago I sat in a pew in a Salem church and watched the performance of a group called Male Ensemble Northwest.  I was a junior from Sprague High School.  I never forgot the experience…in fact, I still have the program from the concert.  I remember Wallace Long from Willamette University standing in the dead center of the group leading the way with his big bass voice and charismatic performance.   I remember the uproarious TV Medley by Dan Davison. I absolutely remember telling my choir director Mr. Gary Frame that I wanted to someday sing in that group.  And today I stand between Wallace and Dan and among these wonderful singers, educators and conductors. We are and aim to be “those who go before” and we want to create a life-long memory for the participants in our festivals.  Will you help MEN provide that same experience for our boys in Salem-Keizer?  If yes, please refer to the information below.

 

As choral directors we know this:  one small voice is rarely heard over the crowd, but one-hundred voices working together can get the crowd to stop and listen…and that collective voice is glorious.  I teach the choral arts because I believe it gives a larger voice to the quiet individual.  MEN has been a part of my journey from that first moment of inspiration to today’s moments of dedication to teaching, singing and conducting.  Will you help be one of the hundred voices to help us inspire the next generation of Salem-Keizer young men?

 

Sporting Event Dress-Up Themes

 

Volleyball

(Not including past games)

All games scheduled to start at 6:30 pm // 10/7 game is a double duel, scheduled to start at 5 pm

9/29: @ South ………………………………………………………………………………..   BLUE OUT

10/1: vs. McKay @ home ……………………………  BREAST CANCER AWARENESS/PINK OUT

10/5: @ West Albany ……………………………………………………………………….  WHITE OUT

10/7: @ Sprague // vs. Forest Grove @ Sprague  …………………..…... COUNTRY THEME

10/13: @ McMinnville ………………………………………………………………………  BLACK OUT

10/20: vs. South @ home …………………………………………………………… ELDERLY THEME

10/22: @ West Salem ………………………………………………………..… COUNTRY CLUB OUT

 

Football

(Not including past games)

All games scheduled to start at 7 pm

*TAILGATE @ 5 PM IN MCKAY PARKING LOT*

9/25: @ McKay ………………………………………………………… CELTIC CRAZY SUPER FANS

10/2: vs. McMinnville @ home ………………………………………………..…... HAWAIIAN THEME

10/9: @ Forest Grove ………………………………………………………………………  BLACK OUT

*HOMECOMING GAME*

10/16: vs. West Salem @ home ………………………………………………………. (theme pending)

10/23: @ South ………………………………………………………………………………  NEON OUT

10/30: vs. Sprague @ home ……………………………………..  HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY

 

Boys Varsity Soccer Home Games

10/2: vs. West Albany (@ 4 pm) ..…..……………… BREAST CANCER AWARENESS/PINK OUT

10/8: vs. McMinnville (@ 4 pm) ..…………………………………………………………. BLACK OUT

10/13: vs. Forest Grove (@ 7 pm) ...…………………………………………. SUPER HERO THEME

10/16: vs. West Salem (@ 4 pm) ..……………………………………………………….… NEON OUT

10/23: vs. Sprague (@ 4 pm) ..…………………………………………………………….. WHITE OUT

 

Girls Varsity Soccer Home Games

9/25: vs. North Salem (@ 4 pm) …………………..………………………………………..  BLUE OUT

10/6: vs. McKay (@ 7 pm) ……………………...…… BREAST CANCER AWARENESS/PINK OUT

10/20: vs. South Salem (@ 7 pm) ……………………………………………..……………. FRAT OUT

PSAT Morning Announcements (2015)

 

  • September 29, 30 & October 1

Attention Juniors:  did you know that the SAT is being updated this year? If you plan on taking the new SAT starting in February of 2016, you should consider taking the PSAT to prepare for the new format.

The deadline to register is THIS Friday, October 2nd!  Don’t forget to make your payment to the bookkeeper today.

 

  • October 2nd

Today is the very last day to sign up for the PSAT and ASVAB with your Social Studies Teacher.  The PSAT is free to all sophomores and $16.00 (non-refundable) for everyone else.  The cost is free for the ASVAB, but hurry there are only a limited amount of seats!

 

Also, if you have not already paid the bookkeeper, please stop by her window today!  The deadline for your payment is NEXT Friday, October 9th.

 

Celtic Announcements for 9/22/15

Are you 16 - 22 years old, not working, and looking for the next step in your life? Consider attending the Young Adult Employment Event, this Tuesday at the Salem Chamber office (1110 Commercial St NE) - 1:30-6

1.       Bring resume

2.       Dress for Success

3.       Know your schedule & availability for work!

 

Homecoming is coming up and that means it's time for nominations. We are looking for all of you to help us decide which Outstanding Celts need to be recognized as part of the 2015 Homecoming Court. We will be selecting 4 students from each grade and 8 from the Senior class. The nominations will be happening TODAY and TOMORROW in the commons during A and B lunch. Come and nominate your friends by writing their names down on the nomination list!

 

This Thursday and Friday at both A and B lunches vote for your yearbook theme! The choices are "Throwback Old School" style of "Go On a Voyage Through the 2015-2016 School Year". Come to the commons this THursday and Friday and choose the theme you want.

 

Intramural Volleyball is starting soon. Teams are due to Mrs. Reichle Bailon in room 255 or Mrs. Cleary in the Gym by Friday, September 25th.  Any McNary student not out for a fall sport is eligible to participate. Teams can be all girls, all boys, or Co-ed. Students must have good attendance and behavior to play. There is no cost but gym appropriate shoes are required.  we only have two student teams, so Sign up today! -

 

Are you 16 - 22 years old, not working, and looking for the next step in your life? Consider attending the Young Adult Employment Event, this Tuesday at the Salem Chamber office (1110 Commercial St NE) - 1:30-6

1.       Bring resume

2.       Dress for Success

3.       Know your schedule & availability for work!

 

Want to earn a free meal? The cafeteria is looking for student servers for both lunches. Students would need to be able to get out 5 minutes early from class prior to their lunch period. Servers receive a lunch at no cost.

 

Free and reduced applications need to be turned in soon. If you have not filled out an application for this year you will need to turn one in soon. A new one must be filled out every year. The cut off date is fast approaching.

 

Did you know?

The PSAT and SAT are changing.  They will be made to be in alignment with Smarter Balance and the Common Core.  Juniors:  Take advantage of the PSAT to prepare for the new SAT coming this spring!

Did you know?

The PSAT can open the door to college?  It’s a student’s first official step on the road to college.  It encourages you to start planning for life after high school by either jump starting your college search process or even introducing you to the concept of attending college.

Did you know?

The ASVAB can help you take steps now toward finding a career that’s right for you?  Whether you plan to pursue further education after high school, join the military or enter the workforce right away, the ASVAB can help!

Did you know?

If you are on a free or reduced lunch you may qualify for a fee waiver which allows you to take the PSAT for free?  Make an appointment with your counselor today to see if you qualify.

Juniors, sign up with your Social Studies Teacher today on which test you would like to take.  The deadline to register is NEXT Friday, October 2nd!  Don’t forget to make your payment to the bookkeeper today.

 

Just a reminder!!! The bookkeeper does not give out change unless you are purchasing something so please bring small bills for the snack/water machines.  The price of the snacks have gone up so make sure you look first before you put in your dollar and it is really $1.10.

 

This year we will have both boys and girls lacrosse teams.  There will be an informational meeting on September 29, 7-8 pm, in the commons at McNary.  Please attend if you are interested in McNary Lacrosse.

 

What are you doing this upcoming Spring Break?  Would you like to experience Washington D.C up close and personal in a once in a lifetime opportunity?  if you are interested in visiting amazing places like the 9/11 pentagon memorial, the arlington national cemetery, the vietnam war memorial, and so much more , contact Mr. Kirch in room 245 for more information.  Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to explore our nationals capital with other students from across the country!

 

The child care provider at Clear Lake Elementary is looking to hire high school students who are interested in working with kids for their before and after school care. The hours are from 730-900 and 330-500, 5 days a week.  If you are interested, please contact Salem Child Development Center at 503.363.9821. Thank you!

 

Remember last years Powder Puff game? if you don't, here is what it looked like. (play Powder Puff highlights) this year's McNary High School’s Annual Powder Puff Game is fast approaching, and if you are wanting to go, mark your calendar, because the game is on October 14th at 6:30p.m. The cost for attendance is $3.00 with ASB, and $5.00 without ASB. make sure to Support the science department by attending this annual fundraising event.  Go lady Celts!

 

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